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Start Your Dental Practice

In every episode, we aim to demystify the “how to start a dental practice” problem by bringing on world-class influencers and consults in the dental industry to pick their brain about how to get past the barriers involved from no practice, to practice owner, to successful practice.
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Sep 30, 2016

It’s no secret that virtually every potential patient for your practice spends hours online searching for the “perfect dentist” before picking up the phone.

Taking your website seriously can truly be the difference between struggling month to month or having your phones ring nonstop.

Today’s guest Mike Pederson, founder ofAznetmarketing.com, has helped hundreds of practice owners perfect their website and make them stand out online.

He know’s exactly what it takes to build a website that stands out and brings in clients day after day. In our conversation we dive deep into SEO, Facebook marketing, and online marketing strategies.

If you like today’s show, you’ll LOVE Mike’s FREE Dental Marketing Report that covers the essential elements and strategies for the perfect website.
 
Get that here: http://startyourdentalpractice.com/bonus

Here are a few things you’ll discover in today’s episode:

  • The mindset of the average customer browsing the web for a dentist.
  • How to position your phone number to skyrocket your SEO.
  • The importance of “call to actions” on your website.
  • How to know if your website is designed for success.
  • The most important metric to track for your website.
  • One minor tweak that can significantly improve your website.
  • Why generic stock photos could hurt your business, and what photos to use instead.
  • The type of media you NEED on your website.
  • 3 usability Issues your website probably has and how to fix them.
  • How Facebook marketing could drastically your business.
  • The most important page on your website.
  • Why your website is essential in building trust.

 

Free Episode Bonus:

If you enjoyed today’s episode, you’ll love Mike’s Free Dental Marketing Report Bonus. In which Mike breaks down the essential elements and strategies of the perfect website and online marketing strategy.

Go here to access that now.

Quotes:

“Your website is your online storefront.”Mike Pedersen

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Support The Show:

Without you, Ambitious Dentists, this should wouldn’t exist.

If you enjoyed today’s episode, please go here to give the show an honest rating and review in iTunes.

This allows me to evolve the show as it goes on, and also helps spread the word to other podcast listeners since iTunes promotes shows with active engagement.

 
Sep 23, 2016

Running a dental practice is one of the most fulfilling things in the world. It’s also one of the toughest. Not to mention.. It can get a little lonely.

Which is why I’m so passionate about building a community where practice owners can come together and share their knowledge and skills to help each other succeed.

Here at Dentist Metrics, we like to focus on the good guys (and girls) who go above and beyond to share their knowledge and passion for the world of dentistry.

Bottom line…

We think it’s important to give back.

Today I’m excited to share with you my conversation with Dr. Richard Low founder of SharedPractices.

His podcast helps aspiring and veteran practice owners take control of their practice by guiding them through the ups and downs of practice ownership.

Each “season”, he dives deep into a specific area of dentistry helping you rise to the top.

If you like today’s show, you’ll enjoy Richard’s 8 Season To Dental Practice Ownership  – A Roadmap from Graduation To A Success Practice.
 
Get it here: http://startyourdentalpractice.com/bonus

Here are a few things you’ll discover in today’s episode:

  • Should Your Dental Practice Start A Podcast?
  • The Importance of Having Tough Conversations.
  • What Makes A Successful Dental Practice Owner
  • The Difference Between A Startup And Acquisition.
  • The Importance of Giving Back To The Dental Community
  • The Best Books That Will Help You In Your Dental Practice
  • Why You’re Not As Good of A Leader As You Think
  • Why Understanding Your Overhead Can Make Or Break Your Dental Practice Business
  • When You Should Scale Your Marketing

 

Free Episode Bonus:

If you loved today’s episode, then you’re going to love Richard’s 8 Season Roadmap To Dental Practice Ownership — based off is highly successful podcast.

Richard gives you an up to date snapshot of the world of dentistry, and his Roadmap will guide you all the way from graduation to successful practice ownership.

Go here to access that now.

Quotes:

People are willing to share… you can avoid years of doing the wrong thing by learning from others.”   Dr. Richard Low

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Support The Show:

Without you, Ambitious Dentists, this should wouldn’t exist.

If you enjoyed today’s episode, please go here to give the show an honest rating and review in iTunes.

This allows me to evolve the show as it goes on, and also helps spread the word to other podcast listeners since iTunes promotes shows with active engagement.

Sep 16, 2016

The one thing that separates the just OK dental practice from the top performing dental practice — is a great front desk.

Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to get this right. New employees come and go. Front desk training is often neglected. There are a million of other things needing your immediate attention.

Yet the reality is, your front desk is often the life of your dental practice. It’s the first touch point for new and old clients alike.

Today’s guest has mastered the art of front desk training, and has helped hundreds of practices improve their bottom line through intensive online front desk training.

Laura Hatch is the founder of Front Office Rocks, an online education training program, designed to help dental practices train their front desk staff. With over 180+ videos it’s one of go to resources if you’re looking to train your front desk staff.

If you enjoyed today’s episode, you’ll love the New Patient Flow Guide from Laura Hatch. 
 

Here are a few things you’ll discover in today’s episode:

  • The one thing you should NEVER say when answering the phone.
  • Why most dental practices fail in customer service.
  • The secret to having great staff meetings.
  • How open door communication can make or break your dental practice.
  • Why good dentistry is like a “performance.”
  • The importance of an “always be improving” mindset for your team.
  • How to reduce resistance when implementing new procedures or training.
  • The biggest mistake most front offices make and how to fix it.
  • Why your “numbers” shouldn’t be your main focus.
  • How to get the staff to “buy in” your your dental practice mission. 

 

Free Episode Bonus:

Ready to improve your front office’s systems and processes?

Then you’re going to want Laura’s ‘New Patient Flow Guide’.

Click here to access that now.

Quote:

“People have more expectations from dental offices than ever before….. You need to remind them why you’re great.” – Laura Hatch

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Support The Show:

Without you, Ambitious Dentists, this should wouldn’t exist.

If you enjoyed today’s episode, please go here to give the show an honest rating and review in iTunes.

This allows me to evolve the show as it goes on, and also helps spread the word to other podcast listeners since iTunes promotes shows with active engagement.

Sep 9, 2016

Today’s show features a pioneer in dentistry and to dental podcasters.

Dr. Alan Mead is the master behind Mead Family Dentistry and the widely known Dental Hacks Podcast.

Dr. Mead grew up around his dad’s dental practice and quickly found his passion in running a practice of his own at a young age.

Just like with any dental practice business, Dr. Mead has seen his fair share of ups, downs, and everything in between.

There’s something for you in this episode if you’ve been running a practice of your own, wanting to start one, or if you’re in the startup phase.

To access Dr. Alan Mead’s top 5 dental hacks episodes, go here.
 
Here are a few things you’ll discover in today’s episode:
  • How Dr. Mead basically “stole” a practice from someone else
  • What happens when you think you’re a terrible business person (and what to do to combat this)
  • The mistakes you DON’T want to make when running your own practice
  • The advantages of owning a “dive” practice
  • What to do if you’re brand new, fresh out of dental school, and looking to start a practice
  • The best skill you can have when opening up your first practice
  • What to look for, demographics-wise, when opening up a practice in a new geolocation
  • An event you need to attend, if you’re serious about dentistry, to meet some of the biggest names in the industry

 

Free Episode Bonus:

A special thanks to Dr. Mead for sticking around longer and providing incredible insights into his background in creating a successful dental practice and podcast.

As you know, there’s such a flood of information these days in dentistry, which is why I’m excited for you to dive into Dr. Alan Mead’s top 5 Dental Hacks episodes.

Click here to access that now.

Quotes:

  • “If you can not buy into the marketing of what a dental practice ‘should be’. You can save money in the bigger decisions.” – Dr. Alan Mead

 

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Support The Show:

Without you, Ambitious Dentists, this should wouldn’t exist.

If you enjoyed today’s episode, please go here to give the show an honest rating and review in iTunes.

This allows me to evolve the show as it goes on, and also helps spread the word to other podcast listeners since iTunes promotes shows with active engagement.

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